KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
5:20 am
Mon December 10, 2012

AZ Delegation May Be Key to Immigration Debate in Congress

This year's election changed the debate on immigration reform in Washington, but big hurdles remain to reaching a grand compromise.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:04 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

NAU Researchers Part of Gut Project

Now, it’s time for a gut check. Literally.  A researcher at Northern Arizona University is working with a team of scientists trying to unravel what lives inside our guts.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Local company launches new product that could be important part of solar energy's future

Jim Corning, left, Ryan Holtz and Joanna Tepley, here with her daughter Ella, recently launched a company that sells ready-to-use solar panels.
Credit Shelley Smithson

It’s a cold morning in Flagstaff and the sun is still low in the winter sky.

Business partners Ryan Holtz and Jim Corning have positioned a photovoltaic panel to face southeast.

When they plug it in, a digital monitor starts measuring the amount of energy being produced by the sun.

“Wow. 159 watts, 160, cool,” says Jim Corning, a partner in Plug and Play Solar Kits of Arizona. “Now, we’re out from behind the cloud a little more. 178. Part of the fun is messing around with these things and getting them pointed right and seeing the output.”

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:26 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Flagstaff Recognized for Preparing for Climate Change

Flagstaff, AZ
Credit SearchNet Media from Tucson, Arizona

The National League of Cities has chosen to recognize Flagstaff for its achievements in climate and weather preparedness.  The city is the first in the country to adopt a climate event policy for all municipal operations.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:58 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Elk Hunt Begins (Corrects story aired earlier)

Cervus Elaphus

Thousands of hunters are expected to converge on northern Arizona and the White Mountains in search of a bull elk and its prized antlers.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:37 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Arizona Daily Sun Cuts Out Monday Print Edition

Credit SusanLesch

If you’re a weekly subscriber to the Arizona Daily Sun, don’t go out looking for your paper Monday morning.  It won’t be there.  The Sun’s publisher decided to stop printing a Monday edition.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:34 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Wupatki National Monument Study Will Determine Wilderness Eligibility

Wupatki National Monument, north of Flagstaff.
Credit Chris Coe

An eligibility assessment conducted by the National Park Service has concluded that almost 97 percent of Wupatki National Monument, north of Flagstaff, is eligible for a formal wilderness study. The 1964 Wilderness Act and 2006 NPS Management Policies require that all areas managed by the National Park Service are reviewed to determine if they meet criteria for wilderness designation. President Calvin Coolidge established the Monument in 1924 to protect the abundant prehistoric archaeological sites in the area, which span at least ten thousand years.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:42 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

AZ Senator Introduces Revised Dream Act

Arizona's two Republican senators are moving forward with their own effort to allow the children of undocumented immigrants to gain permanent residency in the U-S.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:14 am
Thu November 22, 2012

"Goodbye, Thunderbolt"

Bluegrass musician Kevin Walsh playing guitar on the San Francisco Peaks, 1979.
Credit Matt and Gretchen Markiewicz

Commentator Sandy Tolan shares a Thanksgiving remembrance of Flagstaff bluegrass musician Kevin Walsh. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:07 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Flagstaff USGS Team Helps Curiosity Rover Explore Mars

Portrait of APXS on Mars This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on NASA's Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, Sept. 7, 2012, PDT

Later this year, the Mars Rover Curiosity is scheduled to begin its longest road trip yet, to Mount Sharp.  That’s a three-mile-high mountain on Mars that tells the planet’s geologic history in the same way the Grand Canyon’s exposes earth’s.  But getting Curiosity to its ultimate destination depends on maps and cameras.  That’s where Flagstaff’s office of the U.S. Geological Survey comes in.

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